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Re: Bug#302309: ITP: bcron -- Bruce's cron system

On 07-Apr-05, 12:24 (CDT), Gerrit Pape <pape@smarden.org> wrote: 
> > Looking at the site, it appears to have the required functionality
> > (/etc/cron.d, etc.). One line item that is not yet supported is @reboot,
> > @daily, etc.
> Correct.  I checked that it provides the functionality mandated by
> Debian policy 9.5.

Expect people to whine. I personally don't see why "@daily" is
significantly easier than "0 0 * * *" but apparently some people get all
sweaty if they have to type an asterisk.

> > The other thing that Gerrit needs to look at is the file naming
> > conventions (both Debian and LSB) that apply in /etc/cron.d.
> I didn't find where the Debian namespace convention is specified, other
> than in the run-parts man page, and it looks like cron doesn't conform
> with LSB by default.  Is that really necessary?

The important thing is that you don't pickup .dpkg-dist etc. in default
mode. For the sake of consitency, you should use the same conventions as
run-parts. Feel free to take the code from cron.

And yeah, I'll pick up fixing the permissions in cron. Send me a patch when
you're ready. Post sarge, of course.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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